PREVIEW: rock.paper.sistahz’ 23 Hours Live (b current)

b current presents rock.paper.sistahz’ 23 Hours Live, a marathon of theatre and the arts May 17-18

b current’s rock.paper.sistahz festival’s 23 Hours Live is a marathon featuring 14 plays and other artistic works, beginning at 1 pm Saturday May 17 and ending at 12 pm on Sunday May 18 . The marathon will take place at the Aki Studio Theatre (585 Dundas Street East).

23 Hours Live features Trey Anthony’s Black Mothers Don’t Say I Love You, Michaela Di Cesare’s 8 Ways My Mother was Conceived, Ngozi Paul’s The 1st Time Project, Catherine Hernandez’ I Cannot Lie to the Stars that Made Me, Amanda Parris’ The Other Side of the Game, and the b current rAiz’n Ensemble’s herstory. The marathon will also feature a late night dance party with DJ L’Oqenz, a pancake breakfast with the b current Artistic Directors, and storytelling for children with Lillian Allen. Keep reading for the full line-up and ticket information. FULL LINE UP

13 Faces for The Hall Of Fame – a visual exhibition celebrating rAiz’n alumni curated by Christopher Pinheiro (ongoing throughout marathon)

Film screenings curated by Lucius Dechausay
Daylight into sunset: 3-6PM on Saturday, May 17 Sunrise: 4-7AM on Sunday, May 18

KICK-OFF 1:00PM-3:00PM

HERSTORY by the rAiz’n Ensemble (Najla Edwards, Roselyn Kelada-Sedra, Aracely Reyes, Tijana Spasic) Directed by Naomi Abiola

OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME by Amanda Parris, Directed by Cara Eastcott

DAYLIGHT 3:00PM-5:30PM

THE 1ST TIME PROJECT by Ngozi Paul AL/LEX by Chase Lo

8 WAYS MY MOTHER WAS CONCEIVED by Michaela di Cesare, Directed by Tamara Brown

SUNSET 5:30-8:00PM

TRACE by Jeff Ho, Directed by Jajube Mandiela

THESE KIDS written & directed by Jason Maghanoy

EVENING 8:00PM-11:30PM

BUNA! by Rehaset, Directed by Jajube Mandiela

BLACK MOTHERS DON’T SAY I LOVE YOU by Trey Anthony, Directed by Djanet Sears

LATE NIGHT 11:30PM-3:00AM

PERDIDA by Lilia Leon

MONARCH by Naomi Abiola

I CANNOT LIE TO THE STARS THAT MADE ME by Catherine Hernandez, Directed by Gein Wong

WRITE ON! @ RPS13 – Open Mic led by Akhaji Zakiya

OUTSIDE THE BOX DANCE JAM featuring DJ L’Oqenz, burlesque performer Dainty Box, and body painting by Belinda Ageda!

SUNRISE 3:00AM-9:00AM

Early Hours Smoothie Bar Morning yoga asana and meditation with Nisha Ahuja

THE ARTIST’S MANIFESTO with Ngozi Paul

FINISH LINE 9:00AM-12:00NOON

Pancake breakfast with the b current Artistic Directors

Storytelling for children with Lillian Allen

WHAT NOISE IS THIS? by Marcel Stewart & Robert Macmenamin

USER, NAME AND PASSWORD by 404: Collective Not Found (April Leung, Jivesh Parasram, Jenna Rodgers, Miquelon Rodriquez)

 

A 23 Hour Pass is $50 and is available here or in person at Daniels Spectrum. For those without a pass it will be $13 for timed admission (available May 17 & May 18). These timed admission tickets will be available in limited quantities.